How Is Satisfaction Affected By Spending Time Having Fun Vs. Spending Time in Boredom?

People show systematic difference in evaluating expenditure of money versus time. This study replicated and extended an experiment by Okada and Hoch (2004) on ex post evaluation of money versus time expenditure. We vary the nature (“boring” vs. “interesting”) of the activities that subjects engage in to assess whether this treatment affects subjects’ satisfaction with the offering. The results partially confirmed the main effect of the nature of the activity on satisfaction under a positive experience. Under a negative experience, people had a tendency to be more satisfied when spending time on an interesting activity than a boring one, although the difference did not reach statistical significance.



Citation:

Chunyan Xie and Sigurd Troye (2009) ,"How Is Satisfaction Affected By Spending Time Having Fun Vs. Spending Time in Boredom?", in AP - Asia-Pacific Advances in Consumer Research Volume 8, eds. Sridhar Samu, Rajiv Vaidyanathan, and Dipankar Chakravarti, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 387-387.

Authors

Chunyan Xie, Stord/Haugesund University College
Sigurd Troye, Norwegian school of economics and business administration



Volume

AP - Asia-Pacific Advances in Consumer Research Volume 8 | 2009



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